What color is the Castle?
Seems like a simple enough question. Judging by the above Walt Disney World file photo (©Disney - date unknown), one would have to conclude it is blue and gray, with a touch of gold. But is it? The answer is yes... and no. Let's take a closer look:
Upon its debut, the Castle was decked out in a very straightforward pallet. Over the years, though, subtle enhancements have been worked in to help make the Castle look its absolute best. Today, Cinderella Castle is blue, gray, gold, beige, peach, and a multitude of other hues. It's one of the truly wonderful things about Disney theme parks. They are always in a state of continuous improvement, a philosophy mapped out by Walt Disney with the original Disneyland. He was constantly looking for ways to make the park experience even better for his Guests.
Most recently, when the Castle was to be refreshed following the Happiest Celebration on Earth, Disney's Imagineers embraced the opportunity to give Cinderella's home a richer, more elegant appearance. Cool earth tones were introduced, providing a sense of warmth and welcome, and detailed patterns were added to some of the spires.
While the casual observer may not even notice the difference, it's this sort of subtle enhancement over the years which helps keep the Magic Kingdom fresh and Cinderella Castle as magical as ever.